The North Dakota Human Rights Coalition works to effect change so that all people in North Dakota enjoy full human rights. To that end, we administered a brief survey to all state legislative candidates to ascertain their stances on key legislative issues.

The survey asked about five issues important to our members. The answers to these surveys are being published to inform voters as they conduct research in preparation for the November election.

North Dakota KIDS COUNT is a state and county-by-county effort to track the status of children in North Dakota. It is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and supported by the Center for Social Research at North Dakota State University. By providing policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being, North Dakota KIDS COUNT seeks to enrich local and state discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.

Status of North Dakota Same Sex Lawsuit

The lawsuit brought in June of 2014 in federal court by seven couples challenging North Dakota’s ban on same sex marriage is still pending and currently being addressed in pending motions filed with the Court. The State originally filed a Motion to Dismiss the Plaintiffs’ complaint with a supporting Memorandum of Law. Plaintiffs filed a timely response in opposition to that motion. At the same time as Plaintiffs filed their response opposing the State’s Motion to Dismiss, they filed a Motion for Summary Judgment.